The independent floors constructed on plots area of less than 180 sq. yd. in size, the owners can neither formally own the property nor sell them due to the restrictions by the state government.
The independent floors built on plots less than 180 sq yd in size could soon be permitted to get registered in Gurugram. The buyers of such properties had presented their grievance to the district administration and after careful consideration from the aggrieved residents of mainly Sushant Lok 2 & 3, the administration has forwarded the case to the state government.
Independent floors constructed on plots area less than 180 sq. yd. in size on privately owned developer areas, the owners can neither formally own the property nor sell them due to the restrictions by the state government on registration.
Moreover, as such properties are bought and sold on general power of attorney, it causes loss to the state exchequer as no stamp duty is paid on the transaction.
The home buyers were earlier promised that their respective properties would get registered once the state government would formulate the policy for registration. But when the policy for registration of independent floors was formed in 2012, it excluded many of them by setting a lower limit for registration at a plot size of 180 sq yd.
The buyers/investors also described the government’s “builder floor” policy as “contradictory”, citing the Deen Dayal Jan Awas Yojna (DDJY) which allows registry of floors built on plots of 120 sq yd and above.
President, Sushant Lok Extension Residents’ Welfare Association, Pawan Kumar Yadav, said, “In 2021, the Haryana government came up with DDJY to ensure availability of houses to all sections of the society. The developer of a property under the policy is allowed to construct floors on plots of 120 sq yd in size and the government also permits the registry of such a property. So, why this contradictory approach in our case.”
About 600 families living in Sushant Lok 2 & 3 have still not been able to get their properties registered since 2015. “Many people have to sell their property for financial or other reasons but they can’t. If registry is allowed for a 120 sq yd plot in DDJY project, why is it not applicable for all. How can a state have two sets of policy for similar properties,” said Amar Jindal, vice president of the association.
“How can a government policy discriminate between two sets of property owners? The government policy should be uniform and not selective.” said Praveen Kumar, a resident of Orchid Island
Some residents described the policy as “arbitrary” and a resident of Sushant Lok 2 was cited as saying, “Not only the policy hurts property buyers like us, but also it causes loss to the government coffers as no registration fee is paid on such properties that are transacted on general power of attorney,”
The residents from Sushant Lok on Sunday gave a representation to the deputy commissioner of Gurgaon Nishant Yadav, urging the authorities to allow registration of floors built on plots less than 180 sq yd in size. “We have recommended their case to the government for consideration,” Yadav told TOI.
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